This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own
The holidays will be here before you know it! Are you READY? Every year at least one person asks me how I manage the holidays with three kids, working full time and all. And the truth is I’m not the best saver. If I intended to save cash and do all my shopping just before the holidays my boys would get much less. But I find that by shopping a little at a time, getting things I know they’ll like when I can afford it, I am able to give them the sort of Christmas they have grown accustomed to. As they get older and nosier simply shopping and stashing items is less feasible. (And we won’t even mention the many girls I’ve forgotten about over the years with this method.) But with Layaway I can handle the financial and the storage issue at the same time.
I know, I know, I can hear it now…you’re still full of excuses:
Excuse #1: I’ve never done Layaway before, it seems like too much effort.
Debunked: It’s all in your head. At Kmart, Layaway is not hard work. Whether you have 1 or 100 items , you can Layaway almost everything on your list without paying a service fee through 11/23. Plus, you can pay in store, online or using a mobile phone. Eight or 12 weeks later (depending on your contract) pick up your items and you’re good to go! Bonus: After you figure out how easy it is, you can Layaway all year round at Kmart!
Excuse #2: I don’t have time during the Holiday season to Layaway.
Debunked: Plan now with Layaway, get your holiday shopping done early, pay for it over time and have it just in time for gift giving! Go ahead and ask your family and friends what they want this year and start making your list. The sooner you Layaway, the better chance you have at getting the hottest toys and electronics locked away before everyone else. Bonus: You can relax over the holidays and avoid crazy lines!
Excuse #3: I’m not a ShopYourWay Member.
Debunked: That’s hardly an excuse since signing up for the Sears and Kmart rewards program, ShopYourWay only takes a few minutes (sign up here). You don’t need to be a ShopYourWay Rewards Member to use Kmart Layaway, but you will get MORE. Members earn points on every purchase that can be redeemed next time you shop (look for chances to get more points)! Members also have access to secret sales and extra discounts which helps you stay close to your holiday budget. If you’re opening a Layaway contract as a ShopYourWay Member, we’ll also waive your minimum purchase fee through 9/21.
Now that your excuses have been dismissed, you have no reason to suffer from ‘Layaway Regret’. It’s time to make your list, check it twice and make a Layaway that’s really nice!
I’ll also add one other excuse I’ve heard over the years. Shopping layaway early means I don’t get to shop just before the holiday. To be honest, if this is something you enjoy, I can’t help you. But I WILL think about you while I’m enjoying my eggnog with my feet up watching Christmas movies and you’re fighting the crowds for the last ‘must have’ item of the year!